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When I was a little boy, the first fly I ever tied to a tippet was this big red dry concoction that I fished off the end of one of those mass produced bamboo rods that came out of Japan after WW II. My Dad had received this rod as a gift from a friend in the Film Industry. It came in a balsa wood box that promptly disintegrated. I pitched this fly into the waters of the California Aqueduct, at the Alabama gates, just above Lone Pine , CA. As I dragged it up along the wall, the fly was engulfed by one of the largest Rainbow Trout I have ever seen…needless to say, the tippet immediately popped…I have since had an affinity for the color RED

California Aqueduct at Alabama Gates…I was fishing on the other side of the above structure…

Another angle of the Alabama Gates, from the “whizz by” position…just North of Lone Pine, on Hwy. 395…(4.14.2011)

FLASH BANG NYMPH # 18

When I came across this pattern, I knew I needed to add them to my attractor collection. It was tied on a dai riki 135, scud hook…people in Montana tie flies on dai riki hooks and they usually catch loads of Trout…It comes from MONTANA TROUTFITTERS and a video for tying it may be found HERE

A bit of glue, Red thread, goose biots, silver wire, Red Holograpic Tinsel, Peacock Ice Dub and a Tungsten bead…

PURPLE HOLO FLASH BANG NYMPH # 16

PRISMATIC WINGED WEEVIL #14

RUST NEVER SLEEPS…Rusty/Olive BLM Variation

OLIVE/RED BLM

A little take off on Tim Heng’s BLM critter…a pattern developed by him at the Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt, CO…might have FF around there once or twice…

“PINKIE”…

LIGHTNING PUPAE…


SERENDer…# 14…

RED SEREN VAC # 16…

WILDE Tung FLY…# 16

MONTANA…Oh yeah…

More to follow

PT/TB

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My Daughter Nadia came across these photographs ( and a lot more) that I did not know I had. These are a mixed bunch of our visits to Montana through the years…I LOVE that state…

The Fly Fisherman Statue in Ennis, MT…

The Channels Section of the Madison River at sunset…Ally’s apparition appears in the BG…maybe it’s a BIG TROUT?…

Where one does not want to tread if they are fishing below Varney Bridge on the Madison…stay below the high water mark…

Michael trudges along the road on the Upper Boulder River, MT…

Lots of nice Trout in here…Channels Section, Madison River, MT…

Ranch along the road near Nye, MT and the Stillwater River…

Another nice stretch of water among the islands in the channels section of the Madison River, Valley Gardens…Near Ennis, MT…

Michael working to the bank on the Stillwater River, MT…

Outdoor dining at Montana Hanna’s, between Fishtail and Nye, MT….yummy…

Ally, bankin’ it on the Madison River, channels section…

Ally, on a hot and humid day on The Madison River, MT…

There be some big TROUT, just around the bend!!!…

Ally, fixin’ a rod wrap…on the Madison River…

Michael with a nice Trout below Varney Bridge…

Michael working a seam in the channels section of the Madison River, MT…

Michael changes patterns with a let up in the wind…

Looking down towards Ennis, MT…that is a FIRE starting in the Gallatins to the right hand side of the photo…Ally and I drove down fro Gardiner to Livingston two days later at night…the fire had become HUGE…

Up at $3.00 Bridge on the Madison…”The River is right over there!”…

Ally and Michael “pow-wow” on the Madison…planning the evening’s strategy…

Next: Some mo’ OWENS VALLEY

PT/TB

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